IAF Secretariat team


The IAF Secretariat is a small but dynamic team based in Paris, France. We work hard every day with unwavering enthusiasm to ensure a smooth coordination and management of all IAF activities and events.

Among other tasks, we support the IAF member organisations, the IAF Technical and Administrative Committees, the Global Conferences and the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC).



Dr Christian Feichtinger, Executive Director




Giulia Maria Berardi, Deputy Executive Director


  • Deputy Executive Director function
  • Events oversight and integration
  • VIP programme and Heads of Agencies interface

Silvia Antolino, Senior Communications Manager


  • Communications and social media management
  • IAF website and IAF newsletter management
  • Management of AudioVisual Documentation
  • Press Office management
  • Corporate identity management
  • Outreach Programme
  • IAF App management

Isabella Marchisio, Senior Projects Manager


  • Global Networking Forum (GNF) management
  • Sponsorship and Exhibition
  • Plenary Programme
  • IAF Alliance Programme management
  • Interface to Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
  • Interface to Industry Relations Committee (IRC) and Committee for Liaison with International Organisations and Developing Nations (CLIODN)
  • Interface to International Institute of Space Law (IISL)
  • Coordination of the IAC Hosts Summit

Myriam Morabet, Senior Projects Manager


  • Legal support
  • Management of Technical Programmes
  • Interface to the International Programme Committee (IPC), Congress and Symposia Advisory Committee (CSAC), and IAF Regional Groups
  • Interface to International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

Emma Boisdur, Projects Manager


  • Awards programme management
  • Coordination of ESL Grants Programme, YSL Recognition Programme, YP and ISEB Programmes
  • Interface to Workforce Development-Young Professionals Programme Committee (WD-YPP), Space Education and Outreach Committee (SEOC), the International Project/Programme Management Committee (IPMC), the Honours and Awards Committee (HAC) and the Space Universities Administrative Committee (SUAC)

Martina Fabbiani, Projects Manager


  • Membership development
  • Global Networking Forum (GNF)
  • Plenary Programme
  • Coordination of the International Meeting for Members of Parliaments (MoP)
  • Room Allocation
  • SpaceOps Secretariat
  • Interface to Space Societies Committee (SCS) and the Space Museums and Science Centres Committee

Evelina Hedman, Creative Services & Projects Manager


  • Publications, Creative design and Events branding management
  • Social media, promotion and support to management of Technical Programmes
  • Coordination of the Interactive Presentations Session and the IP Award Ceremony
  • Interface to IAF Technical Committees and TAC

Giulia Angeletti, Secretary/Accountant


  • Secretarial support
  • Office operations management
  • Invoicing, payments administration and financial accounting
  • Staff administration
  • Events Catering
  • Events Registration

Alessandra D’Argenio, Projects Assistant


  • Support for the Global Networking Forum (GNF) management
  • Support for Sponsorship and Exhibition
  • Support for the Plenary Programme
  • Support for IAF Alliance Programme management
  • Support in the Coordination of the International Meeting for Members of Parliaments (MoP)
  • Support in the Interface to Industry Relations Committee (IRC)

Stefano Pascali, Projects Assistant


  • Support to management of Technical Programmes
  • Support to IAF Technical Committees and TAC
  • Interface to IAF/IAA/IISL Advisory Committee on History Activities (ACHA)

Carina Viehboeck, Projects Assistant


  • Assisting with the Awards Programmes
  • Assisting with the Next Generation activities
  • Assisting with Communications and social media

Martin Feicthinger, Administrative & Project Support 


  • Website
  • App
  • Database Management


Michel Arnaud, IPC Co-Chairs Advisor

  • Advisor to IPC Co-Chairs
  • Advisor to IAC Steering Group
  • IAC Room Allocation for Technical Sessions


Elena Feichtinger, Projects Manager and Special Advisor


  • Awards Programme Management
  • Interface to IAF Honours and Awards Committee (HAC) and the Space Universities Administrative Committee (SUAC)
  • Management of IDEA “3G” Diversity Platform and programmes


Want to Work at the IAF Secretariat?

Our calendar of conferences, publications and international events makes for exciting work – Any positions that become vacant will be posted here, and on our social media networks.

We also periodically take interns for 6-month periods, and internships will also be posted here.

For any additional information on Job Vacancies and Internships, please contact jobs@iafastro.org.